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April 25, 2005
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"The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Schenck v. United States (1919)

Holme's famous dictum on the limits of free speech was shaped by personal experience. On March 7, 1847, the six-year-old attended the Boston Lyceum's Theater's world premiere of the new musical comedy, Hey, Everybody, There's a Fire in the Theater...We're Not Kidding.
--"America (The Book)", by "The Daily Show".

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